Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Sharing a couple of projects that were up on the Jillibean Soup blog recently!
This layout uses the new Cool as Cucumber  collection, I adore the bright bold patterns.

I hand cut the cloud shape from pattern paper!

and stitched my title on!

....and a birthday card using the Birthday Bisque collection.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Disneyland meets Colorshine...

I've finally worked up the courage to work on my Disneyland album and today I want to share my opening page for the album!
I started with some plain white cardstock and then grabbed some Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Sweet Cherry, Mustard and Black Velvet and free hand drew my Mickey Mouse head. It took a couple of tries getting the size and shape correct. I allowed it to dry then stitched around it several times with my sewing machine. I then matted it on that bold black and white pattern from Favorite Things!

I then grabbed my 7x10 Polka Dot stencil from Joann and laid it over the circle shape and misted randomly with Mustard ColorShine.

I also misted the Water Colour Star tag with Gold Lame and the pattern stencil from the
Stencil bird set to create some subtle texture.

I then went ahead and adhered small embellishments around the painted edges of the Mickey shape. Including chipboard shapes and buttons from Hello Today, Epoxy Words and Chipboard Words from the Color Pop collection, sequins, wood veneer and a few elements from the Simple Stories Say Cheese collection.

I'm kinda liking this start I've made. I am  now working on some pocket pages using the New Heidi Swapp Project Life kits to include in my album and I can't wait to share with you soon!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Today I am sharing a new layout with a old photo. A favourite photo  of my boys playing in the mud....and my oldest being a hero and helping my youngest! I used the yummy Dreamy collection from Heidi Swapp.

I free hand cut my title and stitched it to my layout.

Added a touch of mixed media with a stencil and matt medium.

...and added stickers and die cuts throughout my layout.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Something Stripey...

Have you spotted the new Challenge board over at Jot Magazine? This month we have changed it up a little and created a "something" board with these beautiful prompts!

I used the delish Chic Tags collection to complete my layout!


There is a fabulous prize up for grabs so head on over to the JOT Magazine blog to find out all the details, I hope you get a chance to play along!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Roller coaster!

Squeezing in my last couple of projects from last months Scraptastic Summer Nights Kit!
The bright and bold patterns drew me in immediately!
I utilized the lines in that pattern paper to enhance my design!

I used some left overs to make a quick and easy Birthday card too!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

catching up!

Phew where does the time go ! Even though I have been keeping up with my Heidi Swapp
 Memory Planner Its been a while since I shared it here on my blog.
Lets start with the June Prompts page.
I received that beautiful card in the mail from Heidi so I wanted to include it in my planner.

 I punched some holes in the beautiful card I received from Lindsay to add it into my planner.

Pocket pages super simple.

The calendar page filled with our months activities!

I used a Pink Paislee umbrella to decorate my page !

July  was full of School holiday activities!

 Meeting Emmett from the Lego Movie was a highlight!

I  had lots of photos so I added in an extra fold out to my plastic  pockets.

I took a photo of my sons school work and cropped it down so I could add it to my pocket.
I also added in stories and drawings from my boys about their favourite holiday activity.

I received this gorgeous card from Maggie  and also wanted to keep it in my planner.

I used a paper clip that she had attached a little sentiment inside the card to add it to the spiral in my planner, I simple added that decorative bow from the dreamy collection to pretty it up!

See the video below to see how it works! 

 ...and my calendar page is complete!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014


A few weeks ago I was asked by the lovely Maggie Massey and Sarah Bargo to be their Guest Designer for their new challenge feed over on Instagram called Society 52, a weekly challenge over on Instagram.

My challenge was to create a project about a childhood memory. I couldn't go past combining this old photo of my husband's lego truck he built as a child with photos taken recently of him and the boys building together.

Something I am loving lately is hand cut titles!

I loved using the Crate paper boys collection for my layout, super super cool.!

If you are on Instagram I hope you can join in the fun of Society 52.